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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 54 (1970)

Issue: 5. (May)

First Page: 687

Last Page: 698

Title: Foraminiferal Zonation and Carbonate Facies of Carboniferous (Mississippian and Pennsylvanian) Lisburne Group, Central and Eastern Brooks Range, Arctic Alaska

Author(s): Augustus K. Armstrong (2), Bernard L. Mamet (3), J. Thomas Dutro, Jr. (4)


The Lisburne Group carbonate rocks of the central and eastern Brooks Range contain foraminiferal assemblages assigned to zones of late Tournaisian (Osage) to early Moscovian (Atoka) age. Representatives of both Eurasiatic and American cratonic microfaunas permit correlation with the original Carboniferous type sections in western Europe as well as with the standard Mississippian and Pennsylvanian sequences in the Mid-Continent region of North America. Correlation anomalies in the lower part of the sequence are discussed.

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